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and people get killed on the turkish side then the turkish government will put pressure on nato and the united states to act. and that's where the administration and nato will find themselves in a difficult position it's also true the turks are aiding and abetting an army that is fighting the syrian government. so it's getting murky in some ways. >> warner: so what happens if there were, hirsch hammel hem, several more accidents like what has happened in the last few days? what could it lead to? >> i think erdogan, the turkish prime minister, will be forced to intervene militarily. we don't know to what extent or on what level. already the turks launched a jet plane in june. two pilots were killed. this is the first time we had five civilians being killed. if this occurs, erdogan will be facing a tremendous challenge from within and he would lose whatever credibility he has already many people are criticizing the turks because in the last seven months they've been huffing and puffing saying we won't allow this to happen in syria, we will impose a no-fly zone or have our own secu
in defending against attacks like the taliban assault on the u.s. embassy in kabul. nato officials say afghans now participate in 90% of military operations. that's cause for optimism says this analyst. >> if you give them a gun and tell them where the enemy is and you ask them to maybe cover for each other as they move from, you know, rock to rock or building to building they can do that simple stuff because they are fighters. >> reporter: yet afghan forces remain vulnerable. last month they failed to stop a suicide bomber killing 12 foreigners. 11 years after u.s. troops and allies toppled the taliban, afghan forces are still unable to hold their own against a determined enemy. >>> coming up after your local news on cbs "this morning" new poll numbers in the presidential race and a preview of mitt romney's foreign policy speech today at the virginia military institute. plus the latest on the meningitis outbreak. we'll talk to a doctor with the national foundation for infectious diseases and the recent drop in iphone thefts around the country and why that's actually got police worried. that a
between turkey and syria? turkey is a member of nato. >> absolutely. well, that is the biggest international amplication for the united states because, of course, as a charter member of nato. we are oh liked under provisions of the treaty that 27 other members of the alliance have signed to defend turkey if it is attacked by anyone. it is -- it is not professional. it is attack against one. it is attack against all. we have seen consultations also week with regard to the cross-border shelling. earlier in june, there were consultations as well under various treaty to assure the turk that's the alliance would be there to defend them. now on the syrian side, of course, you have the support of the iranian government. there are many reports that iranian revolutionary guard forces are fighting with the syrian armed forces both in the, in the direct action against citizens in syria, but also, perhaps engaged in terrorist activities in turkey, so you can see this potential nor war to spill out and become really a conflict from being a conflict between the west and syria, between iran a
to be open at that point and he had lost interest a little bit at columbia and went to nato to defend that nato's forces and so forth but he did an outstanding job at columbia and he would have gone on to do an outstanding job except he had a higher calling. >> david as i recall rather early in your book you say that you saw ike's reputation editing someone. do you still feel that way? >> well live look, in fact the connection with grants to me is very interesting. i think we look back nostalgically on world war ii in this great unqualified success and so i think the one thing we have not recognized both i believe in voters and the electorate in the 1950's did recognize is that we were really undergoing a post-war reconstruction period and the 1940s and 1950's so the parallel between eisenhower and grant, lincoln and roosevelt is a very compelling one and i think another reason that people have not focused on this parallel is because of ulysses s. grant's reputation and i remember that subject by all people -- was a friend of ours and came to visit us when julie's dad was in the white
. >>> overseas, nato secretary-general says there is a possibility western forces could be withdrawn from afghanistan more quickly than previously planned. they suggested the deadly spike of insider attacks has hit the morale of foreign troops serving in the war zone. u.s. military officials say an attack on saturday that killed two americans was especially unnerving as several afghan soldiers and possibly insurgents opened fire from several directions. nbc's chief foreign correspondent, richard engel, has been covering this war for almost the full 11 years. he filed this report from kabul. >> reporter: this woman is about to die. executed for adultery. the man she was with got off scot-free. the taliban recently filmed this video of their justice as a warning and to say they're making a comeback. some 30 miles away in the village, we saw few signs of what the u.s. would consider progress in afghanistan and no evidence that the american plan to hand over to a credible, stable afghan government will work. these village elders tell me once u.s. troops leave, a civil war will begin, and u.s.
, at unnamed targets inside syria. and, turkey's nato allies demanded an immediate halt to hostile action against the turks. meanwhile, three suicide car bombings killed at least 34 people in syria's embattled city of aleppo. the attack was on a government- controlled section. the coordinated explosions hit a central square, destroying a number of buildings and littering the streets with twisted metal and concrete. at least 122 people were wounded. and the death toll was expected to rise as crews work through the rubble. in iran, riot police and protesters came to blows over the collapse of the national currency. the rial has lost a third of its value in less than a week. today, merchants at tehran's main bazaar protested outside their stalls and closed for the day. exchange houses and currency websites also were closed down. in the end, police arrested money changers and fired tear gas to disperse crowds. the protesters charged president mahmoud ahmadinejad's policies have fueled the currency crisis. he has blamed western sanctions imposed against iran's nuclear program. secretary of sta
.s. foreign policy, saying u.s. and nato forces are preparing to flee afghanistan in disgrace. romney is expected to call the withdrawal of u.s. force has politically timed retreat. >> for the last four years, we've had a foreign policy led by a president who believes the strength of his personality is going to get people to do the right things. well, we've seen fires burning in u.s. embassies around the world. we need the strength of american military, america's economy and america's principles if we're going to keep this world more safe and preserve liberty. [ cheers and applause ] >> the white house would obviously dispute that. we're going to hear a lot more talk about foreign policy in coming weeks and probably afghanistan. not just because of world events, but also because that last presidential debate is going to focus exclusively on foreign policy. steve, gretchen and peter. >> steve: indeed. doug l thank you. >> gretchen: now it's time to bring in donald trump on the heels of that foreign policy discussion. good morning to you, mr. trump. >> good morning. >> gretchen: so what
the timing is not meant to be political. >>> turkey wants an emergency nato meeting after bombs launched from syria hit a turkish border town. five civilians and three children were killed. the syria calls it a tragic accident. the u.n. security council condemned the bombing and called it a violation of law. turkey shelled military posts. the turkish prime minister says it it doesn't want to go to war but asked the parliament to approve further attacks. >>> a police officer shot an un armed driver. the victim was a national guardsman. he cut off two police vehicles on the grand central parkway yesterday morning. officers pulled him over, and tommed him to put his hands -- and told him to put his hands up and shot him. they claimed he was reaching under his seat but passenger says his hands were on the wheel. >>> federal investigators are looking in to whether two border agents may have been shot in a fire incident. it happened tuesday near the u.s.-mexico border in arizona. u.s. officials originally blamed it on armed criminals but now, investigators is say they can't rule out whether shots w
a day away. but first, we'll start with afghanistan. nato's secretary general says there's a possibility that western forces could be withdrawn from afghanistan more quickly than previously planned. he suggested the deadly spike of insider attacks has hit the morale of former troops serving in the war zone. and today's front page of the "new york times" claims the u.s. is abandoning its hopes for a peace deal with the taliban. the "times" reports american officials are essentially giving up on what was once a critical component of their strategy in afghanistan. they're opting for a far less ambitious plan that would have the afghans work out a deal among themselves once u.s. combat troops withdraw by the end of 2014. richard engel has been covering the conflict for nearly 11 years and filed this report from the afghan capital. >> reporter: this woman is about to die. executed for adultery. the man she was with got off scot-free, the taliban recently filmed this video of their justice as a warning and to say they're making a comeback. some 30 miles away in the village, we saw few signs of
wednesday that reportedly killed at least five civilians and a turkish border town. nato declared the support for turkey after an emergency meeting last night. >>> now for a look at what is trending today. our quick round of "what has you talking" online. big bird was a big winner after mitt romney said he'd cut pbs funding. urged followers to occupy sesame street posting pictures saying look what mitt did to me. it also warns that romney will end bert and ernie's right to a civil union. the debate was the most tweeted about event in u.s. political history. >>> former saved by the bell star is suffering from bipolar disorder. "people" interviewed the women after lark's appearance on tv last spring had fans wondering about her drastic new look. "people" said she did talk about voices in her head and explained long pauses in her answers as moments of prayer. >>> and a cleveland school bus driver was fed up with one woman he said repeatedly drove on the sidewalk to go on his bus when he stopped to pick up a disabled child. so he had police set up a sting. >> all right. justice has be
you do the nato announcement of french? [laughter] >> i'll be happy to talk french at any time. [laughter] franchise repeat the first part of your question. >> the first part was you say logistics support and i wonder if you can describe that a little bit more commas that includes transportation or while? >> without getting into the details of the security support mission, we did provide transportation to the team. i'm just not going to get beyond that in terms of precisely what the transportation wise. >> up from triple-a? >> i'm not going to get into the specifics. >> kennison was a little after his? >> i'm not getting on the specifics. >> ever want to see what happened. they are gone. why couldn't you share that information? >> look, i'm really against the federal bureau of investigation, but it is reasonable to assume that we provided transportation support in benghazi in the transportation happens typically one of two ways. on the ground or from the air. so let me -- i'm not going to get into specifics, but i will go so far as to say we provided some air lift support. >> w
defense and nato, as well as a general outline of his approach to foreign policy. we want your reaction. you can see the numbers up there on the screen. you can also send eight weeks. we are using the hashtag #cspan 2012. what did you think of this speech? caller: i think governor romney is trying to propagate a policy that he really does not have any experience in. the things that he says are good. they sound good. but i think the american people and the people of the world are just really not into being the police of the world, as governor romney is suggesting in this speech and lately since the debate. i think, again, it sounds good, but i do not think it is good for the country. host: our next call comes from battle creek, michigan, on our independent line. caller: i am ex-military, and i fought in desert storm. yeah, i think it's a lot of words. i have heard the same song and dance before. host: you got to turn the volume down on your tv. caller: ok, sorry. host: what specifically did you think was a lot of words? caller: about how his policies would be very strict on these other c
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